The Clasp by Sloane Crosley – Book Review

Victor, Kezia and Nathaniel went to uni with each other, but now they are reaching 30 and trying to figure out who they are. Victor becomes obsessed with a possibly real fictional piece of jewellery and somehow, through their own paths, all three end up in France.

I felt as though I shouldn’t have enjoyed this book as much as I did –  the characters are annoyingly self-obsessed and under achieving – but it is funny and fun.  I wanted it to be about 50 pages longer (as I seem to often want from a book)- I felt like there was a lot of setup in the book and I wanted it to go further. I loved the meeting between Victor and the mother of the groom at a wedding and the obsession that Victor develops around this story. The idea that a brief but significant conversation can lead to a whole thing.

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